Hannah Vaughn, AIA, NCARB Founder & Principal Architect
Hannah Vaughn, AIA, is an architect and educator based in Salt Lake City. Hannah’s work is centered around the primacy of making, craft as an expression of the value of things, and the necessary resourcefulness of building. The connection to material, people, and place is expanded with a mission in practice to generate work that is both pragmatic and poetic – architecture that is responsible to the community and the future; spaces that silently frame meaningful human experience and have a positive impact beginning to end. Vaughn holds an M.Arch from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of New Mexico. She teaches design studio at the University of Utah School of Architecture as adjunct faculty, regularly serves on design juries, and is active in the creative and design communities of Utah and the Mountain West region.
As part of her practice, Vaughn frequently engages in peri-practical studies that explore the connection to place [the desert/mountain west], the intuitive and learned manipulation of materials, and the physics and techne of details. These studies culminate in the form of installations, organized discussions, remote performance installations, and various other permutations of inquiry.
Scott Yribar, AIA, CPHC Founder & Principal Architect
Scott Yribar is an architect with a passion for how things fit together. Whether it’s a façade composition or a window installation detail, he is interested in how a group of disparate parts can be assembled to make a whole that is at once beautiful and functionally optimal. With a deep belief that buildings must lessen their impact on the natural environment, Scott is committed to finding solutions to the tension that arises between ‘Architecture’ and energy efficiency.
Scott holds a Master’s degree in Architecture from the University of Utah and is a PHIUS Certified Passive House Consultant. His work experience in Switzerland instilled a dedication to quality design and high technical standards. He has completed several projects certified to the Passive House standard, the most stringent energy-efficiency standard in the world.
Thomas Rushton Designer
Thomas is a designer whose work is focused on the relationship between site and architecture, as well as the way in which material, structure, and detail come together to enhance design. Thomas hails from Pemaquid, Maine where his interest in site, material and detail were fostered by the working waterfront of the Midcoast region. Thomas earned his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where he continued to develop his passions for craft, making, and detail through his work as a teaching assistant for Structural Systems and in the fabrication shops.
Tanguy Marquis, AIA
Tanguy Marquis, AIA Architect
Tanguy is interested in the integration of sustainable strategies and fabrication techniques in architecture and beyond. He believes that in today’s world, both of these components need to be an integral part of any project, and naturally lead to innovation and context specific design. His connection to the natural world and the built environment, coupled with an interest in parametricism and construction is articulated in a highly fluid and technical design process that results in sensitive and intricate architectural outcomes.
Born in the footsteps of the French Alps, Tanguy has a deep connection to the natural world. He draws upon the natural palette in studies of space, color, pattern, and texture. After moving to the United States, he was drawn to the landscapes of the West, where he currently resides.
Paulo Olmedo Gonzalez
Paulo Olmedo Gonzalez Designer
Paulo is interested in people, the way people interact with space to create meaning, sustainability as imperative in fabrication and building, and understanding the complexity of economy that brings these things together. His aesthetic is influenced by his photography practice as a storytelling mechanism, construction of motorbikes as the deconstruction of social norms, and spending time outside with others and alone as a means to reset. He is forever seeking the subtle solutions that are born of a thorough process, and are open to a multiplicity of experiences.